A PICK OF                 THE MONTH

Catch HBO’s Surfing Doc: 100 Foot Wave

August feels like a great time to dive into some big wave stories. After all, surfing and movies go together like sunscreen and sand, articulating summer in all it’s fast-moving, aspirational glory. Who doesn’t love Point Break or Endless Summer

8.2.21
A PICK OF                 THE MONTH

(Soon to Be) LA’s Biggest Tourist Destination

Aerial shot of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. ©Academy Museum Foundation

Anytime a new museum emerges in our town, it makes headlines. But when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decides to create a museum about the …

8.2.21

Dig Into these Chef Documentaries

By Melehuna

I once had the pleasure of taking a single cooking class from the late chef Mark Peel, and will never forget the extreme care he took in slicing an onion. He brought exquisite attention to the simplest of …

6.30.21

The Mind of a Digital Native: Inside by Bo Burnham

Bo Burnham’s new Netflix special “Inside” is a wildly creative, sometimes unsettling, diary of the artist’s time in one single room, presumably during quarantine. He’s an existentialist living his life online, for all of us to see, and …

6.9.21

What is Algorithmic Justice? Watch Coded Bias and find out

A new documentary on Netflix is well-timed to help us understand the ground that is shifting beneath our feet when it comes to our society’s relationship with technology. Check out Coded Bias and meet the endearing MIT student whose experience …

5.26.21

Remember when the College Admission Crisis was our Biggest Concern?

Remember back, before Covid-19 entered our lives, when the most scandalous thing in our lives was the parents who hired Rick Singer to get their kids in the “side-door” to top schools around the country?

One of the best articles …

5.19.21

The Underground Railroad: First Must See TV of 2021

The first "Must See" TV event of 2021 - a beautiful adaption of a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel
5.19.21

Nomadland

One of the best films of 2020 is not always easy to watch but will leave a powerful impression.
3.2.21

What We Keep Getting Wrong About Fame

A peek at three docs we've been talking about in 2021 -- "Fake Famous" and "Tiger Woods" and "Framing Britney Spears" - mothers, don't let your babies grow up to be famous!
2.25.21